The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 514 535 559
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +24
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 140 105 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.25% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 41
Median daily rate £400 £401 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £285 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8594 8372 7295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.47% 15.01% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5221 4551 3870
Median daily rate £390 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 471 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 114 £420 +4.86% 7
South East -4 33 £369 -13.23% 2
London +1 29 £433 +36.22%
Scotland +4 24 £309 -
Yorkshire +4 19 £443 +10.48% 1
Erskine - 18 £310 -
Renfrewshire - 18 £310 -
Hertfordshire +18 16 £491 +3.31% 1
East of England +12 16 £491 +20.80% 3
West Yorkshire +6 12 £443 +18.00% 1
Berkshire +5 10 £325 +18.18%
Harrow - 7 £420 -
Hampshire - 7 £325 -
Surrey -15 6 £550 -
West Midlands -18 6 £358 -20.55%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £525 - 1
Reading - 6 £325 -
Halifax +8 5 £443 - 1
Shropshire -31 5 £358 -20.55%
Telford -35 5 £358 -20.55%
Milton Keynes - 5 £538 -
South West 0 4 £400 -33.33%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £483 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
City of London +31 3 £433 -13.50%
North West -6 3 £510 -
Leeds -7 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -31 3 £303 -
North East -32 3 £303 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 224 (98.68%) F5
2 162 (71.37%) Cisco
3 153 (67.40%) Firewall
4 143 (63.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 105 (46.26%) CheckPoint
6 99 (43.61%) Load Balancing
7 86 (37.89%) BIG-IP
8 85 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (33.04%) Juniper
10 68 (29.96%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (29.52%) Network Security
11 67 (29.52%) CCNP
12 66 (29.07%) Finance
13 65 (28.63%) DNS
14 59 (25.99%) LAN
14 59 (25.99%) WAN
15 54 (23.79%) TCP/IP
16 42 (18.50%) Blue Coat
16 42 (18.50%) Fortinet
17 41 (18.06%) VPN
18 40 (17.62%) Internet
19 39 (17.18%) BGP
20 35 (15.42%) SSL
21 34 (14.98%) Cisco Nexus
22 31 (13.66%) CCNA
23 30 (13.22%) OSPF
24 28 (12.33%) HTTP
25 27 (11.89%) DHCP
25 27 (11.89%) HP
25 27 (11.89%) TippingPoint

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.61%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.88%) Apache
3 2 (0.88%) JBoss
3 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (67.40%) Firewall
2 143 (63.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 86 (37.89%) BIG-IP
4 68 (29.96%) Cisco ASA
5 67 (29.52%) Network Security
6 65 (28.63%) DNS
7 59 (25.99%) LAN
7 59 (25.99%) WAN
8 54 (23.79%) TCP/IP
9 41 (18.06%) VPN
10 40 (17.62%) Internet
11 39 (17.18%) BGP
12 35 (15.42%) SSL
13 34 (14.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (13.22%) OSPF
15 28 (12.33%) HTTP
16 27 (11.89%) DHCP
17 25 (11.01%) EIGRP
17 25 (11.01%) MPLS
18 20 (8.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (29.07%) Finance
2 16 (7.05%) Banking
3 15 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.08%) Retail
6 5 (2.20%) Law
7 3 (1.32%) Local Government
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Billing
8 2 (0.88%) Games
8 2 (0.88%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (49.78%) Network Engineer
2 33 (14.54%) Security Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (8.81%) Consultant
5 18 (7.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (6.17%) Administrator
6 14 (6.17%) IP Engineer
7 13 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (5.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.41%) Design Engineer
9 10 (4.41%) Senior Security Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) IP Security Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.96%) Network Specialist
10 9 (3.96%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.96%) WAN Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) IP Network Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Network Design Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 7 (3.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) REST
1 9 (3.96%) SOAP
2 2 (0.88%) CSS
3 1 (0.44%) J2EE
3 1 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.89%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.96%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.32%) Clustering
6 3 (1.32%) PKI
6 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) BBC
7 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) DataPower
8 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) iDTV
8 1 (0.44%) MPEG
8 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.13%) Unix
2 12 (5.29%) Windows
3 11 (4.85%) Linux
4 4 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) CatOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (43.61%) Load Balancing
2 20 (8.81%) Network Management
3 19 (8.37%) Change Management
3 19 (8.37%) High Availability
3 19 (8.37%) ITIL
4 18 (7.93%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (7.05%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (5.73%) Data Privacy
7 12 (5.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (4.85%) ITIL V3
9 10 (4.41%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (4.41%) Migration
9 10 (4.41%) Network Design
10 9 (3.96%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.52%) Network Architecture
12 7 (3.08%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.08%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.64%) Service Management
14 5 (2.20%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 5 (2.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.96%) Tcl
2 3 (1.32%) Perl
2 3 (1.32%) Python
2 3 (1.32%) SQL
3 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.44%) AWK
4 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.44%) Java
4 1 (0.44%) Lisp
4 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (29.52%) CCNP
3 31 (13.66%) CCNA
4 23 (10.13%) CCIE
5 19 (8.37%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.93%) CCSE
6 18 (7.93%) SC Cleared
7 15 (6.61%) Degree
8 14 (6.17%) CCSA
9 11 (4.85%) JNCIS
10 10 (4.41%) JNCIP
11 6 (2.64%) CISSP
12 5 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.32%) CCDP
14 2 (0.88%) CCDA
14 2 (0.88%) HND
14 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.88%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.52%) SLA
2 6 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (5.73%) ProxySG
2 12 (5.29%) Firmware
3 9 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.88%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) ACF2
7 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.44%) RACF
7 1 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (9.69%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.52%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (2.20%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.20%) Nessus
4 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.44%) OpenView
5 1 (0.44%) OPNET
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) Salt
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.44%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.44%) vMotion
5 1 (0.44%) zSecure
Vendors
1 224 (98.68%) F5
2 162 (71.37%) Cisco
3 105 (46.26%) CheckPoint
4 75 (33.04%) Juniper
5 42 (18.50%) Blue Coat
5 42 (18.50%) Fortinet
6 27 (11.89%) HP
6 27 (11.89%) TippingPoint
7 16 (7.05%) Palo Alto
8 14 (6.17%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.85%) CA
10 9 (3.96%) Aruba
11 8 (3.52%) VMware
12 7 (3.08%) Microsoft
12 7 (3.08%) Nokia
13 6 (2.64%) Infoblox
14 5 (2.20%) Forcepoint
14 5 (2.20%) IBM
14 5 (2.20%) Intel Security
14 5 (2.20%) Riverbed
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